The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Listen!

A just-released study of low-wage workers in the U.S.
+Continue Reading

The Other Dimension of the Game

I have been thinking much about this slogan or caption, "the other dimension of the game." It is a slick and catchy phrase I have been exposed to in my work with Streetfootballworld -- a strategic
+Continue Reading

Dog is My Co-Pilot?

Last week a friend who knows my dogs sent me a link to Wendy Francisco's wildly popular new song, "God and Dog" (more than half a million views at time of writing). G-o-d and d-o-G--two words, one kind of love. "They would stay with me all day; / I'm the one who walks away.
+Continue Reading

Judgment Day: Does Matthew 25 Apply to the Health-Care Debate?

Yesterday, I heard a Christian leader say that the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is not a reason for Christians to support universal health care guaranteed by their government.
+Continue Reading

Faith is about Redemption: The Life of Ted Kennedy

I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
+Continue Reading

Getting Beyond the Confession and Guilt Checklist

Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday.
+Continue Reading

Ted Kennedy Meets Jerry Falwell

Fans (and critics) of either man should read this speech -- from the late Sen. Kennedy, delivered back in 1983 at the late Jerry Falwell's (now) Liberty University.
+Continue Reading

Shopping Green Without Spending in the Red

Organic strawberries were $5.99 the other day at our local grocer. $5.99! Their more toxic twins, the non-organic variety, were on sale for $3. Darn this pesticide-free living. I stood staring at that clamshell of bruised strawberries and fought with myself. The farmers market was still three days away. I really wanted those berries.
+Continue Reading

Lost in Translation? More Inclusive TNIV Dropped in Favor of Newer NIV

Let me begin by asking a simple question: What Bible translation do you use and why?
+Continue Reading